Securities Association Addresses Secondary Market, Securitization Process

October 21, 2010

The Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) has prepared information addressing a number of questions regarding aspects of the mortgage loan secondary market and securitization process.

SIFMA rejects sweeping claims that fundamental flaws regarding the transfer and ownership of mortgage loans are endemic to secondary markets and mortgage securitization, and believes that such concerns are exaggerated and without merit. While each situation may have variations, SIFMA believes that the customary practices utilized in secondary markets to convey ownership of mortgage loans from originators to other parties, and into securitization trusts, are sound and in accordance with generally applicable legal principles.